Horace Roye (1906-2002) - English Maid

Horace Roye (1906-2002) - English Maid
Photogravure - COA - 1940

Artist: Horace Roye
Print Title: English Maid
Medium: Photoengraving
Printing Date: 1940's
Printed in UK
Image size approx. 16,5 X 12 cm
Framed on hard paper. Total Size: 36 x 28 cm.

Horace Roye (1906-2002) was a photographer working in England with John Everard and Walter Bird. Roye's photograph Tomorrow's Crucifixion, depicting a nude model wearing a gas mask while pinned to a crucifix caused controversy when published in the North London Recorder in August 1938, but is now a noted photograph of its time. As a photographer of nudes, he successfully contested the obscenity laws of his day. In 2002 at the age of 96, Roye was stabbed to death by an intruder at his home in the kasbah of Rabat, Morocco.

Lot details
Horace Roye (1906-2002)
Title of artwork
English Maid
Date of print
Extremely fine
Vintage print
Image size
16.5×12 cm
Total dimensions
36×28×0.3 cm
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